Ensuring AAPIs are Seen, Heard, and Empowered

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About the Challenge

The inaugural Gold Futures Challenge is an exciting, online model for philanthropy that will award grants to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations and projects this Fall. 

The Application submission period and award announcements will go live in June 2021. Sign up to receive updates! 

Challenge Themes

We invite organizations to submit project proposals that will help AAPI individuals and communities be Seen, Heard and Empowered. Proposals should address one or more of the three themes. All project submissions should aim to make an effective, tangible impact in the first 12 months of the grant award.

SEEN

Means accurate and meaningful representation for AAPI individuals and communities.

HEARD

Means a strong, unified voice that effectively advocates for AAPI needs and causes.

EMPOWERED

Means ensuring that all AAPIs have the resources and agency to positively affect their own lives and the lives of others.

Gold Futures Challenge Timeline

The inaugural Gold Futures Grants Challenge is an exciting, online model for philanthropy that will award grants to Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations and projects this fall.

Launch of the Inaugural Gold Futures Challenge

May 3, 2021

Applications Submission Period

June & July 2021

Application Review Period by Selection Committee

August 15 - September 30, 2021

Finalists Announced

October 11, 2021

Online Public Voting Period

October 11 - October 31, 2021

Grand Prize Winners Announced

November 8, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gold Futures Challenge is an exciting new online grant competition to benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations. Grants will be awarded to AAPI organizations and projects across the country. We invite organizations to submit project proposals that will help AAPI individuals and communities be Seen, Heard, and Empowered. A panel of expert and celebrity judges will select up to 25 finalists, and the public will vote for the grand prize winners.

Applicants must be a registered nonprofit, for-profit, fiscally-sponsored, or governmental organization serving AAPI individuals or communities. The organizational work can be in a particular neighborhood, community, city, county, region, state, or have a national impact. Both new and existing projects are eligible for submission.

Only one proposal can be submitted per organization for the Gold Futures Challenge per year. Multiple organizations can work collaboratively to submit one proposal, but must designate one lead organization that will receive the funds.

Voting will be open once finalists are announced on October 11, 2021, and will remain open until October 31, 2021. In order to vote, you must first create a voter profile on the Gold Futures Challenge website. Then follow the online instructions for how to vote. Only one vote per person is allowed.

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